Review: snakebyte Game:Chair (Hardware)
Snakebyte advertises this product as the snakebyte Game:Chair and also as the snakebyte Gaming:Seat - a premium-build throne for you to park your rear, while indulging in some quality gaming time. It comes in 3 different colours, blue green and yellow:
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to receive a chair from snakebyte! It arrived in a box that was a bit battered, and the seat itself required some self-assembly:
A chair is made up of 15 pieces and only took about 20 minutes to assemble. Most of it slots together and then there are a few bolts to tighten up with the included Allen key:
Underneath, at the front of the chair, is a sturdy, extendable chrome bar, that has a fold-out cushion attached to it so that you can put your feet up, for maximum comfort:
I've used snakebyte's Game:Chair almost every day since receiving it, for both gaming and office work. At first, I was a bit concerned, as the weight recommendation in the listed specs is only 100kg, and I myself, being of a rather larger build, am at least 20kg over the limit. The chair is extremely well made though, it takes my weight well and I haven't had any issues when using it. I wish it was a bit higher when fully elevated (around 50cm from the floor), but again, being 6ft 5" tall, I recognise that this seat is built for the averagely sized human being, and not man-giants like myself.
The chair is covered in a mix of high-quality synthetic leather and acrylic cloth and feels nice and snug to sit in. Both arms are adjustable in 6 directions using 3 buttons on each rest, and the chair itself can recline quite far, becoming almost completely horizontal. The 2 detachable cushions, which I was also initially unsure about, offer great posture when using the seat, especially when I have the backrest reclined.
Overall if you are looking for a new chair to game and office on, I can't recommend the snakebyte Game:Chair enough. It's been a real hit in my house and I just might have to get another one, as mine seems to have gone missing:
- BIFMA-Standard base and wheels
- Height adjustable arm and backrest
- Class 4 gas lift system
- Includes pull-out footrest
- Cover: 3D Fabric and synthetic leather
- 220 Lbs / 100 kg load capacity
- Seat width approx. 20 In / 50 cm
- Seat depth approx. 20 in / 50 cm
- Seat height 15.7 - 19 in / 40 - 48 cm
+ Extremely comfortable
+ Premium build quality
+ Sturdy and robust
- 6 directional arms are a nice touch, but overall, feel a bit gimmicky
out of 10
Snakebyte have built a great-feeling premium gaming and office chair. It's made from high-quality materials and is really comfortable for those longer gaming sessions.